Carefully peeling the layers from each song, Davis reveals their dark and often mystical roots - and leaves the listener to decide whether this release is some form of occult induction or just an inspired, brilliantly played rock album.
Rock on: listen to more of the 33 1/3 series.
©2005 Erik Davis; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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If you're interested in information about the writing and recording of Led Zeppelin IV or a traditional critical perspective on that album, look elsewhere. If the idea of an analysis of the occult symbolism of Led Zeppelin IV's lyrics and cover art with lots of time spent on Jimmy Page's interest in Aleister Crowley appeals to you, you've found the right book.
While this kind of approach might not be for everyone, I enjoyed the book enough to make it to the end. Many of the book's claims are far-fetched and the author appears to find occult significance in every place he looks, but the book was really no more ridiculous than a Dan Brown novel. If you like Led Zeppelin and enjoy the silly fun of books like the Da Vinci Code, this one might be worth a listen.
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